Even though we paid for the whole wedding ourselves, we were very fortunate to have been able to go on a MSC Cruise to Maputo and The Portuguese Islands. It was a perfect way to end of months and months of planning and hard work as we didn't have to lift a finger except when feeding ourselves...or each other...delicious food and yummy cocktails.
The Islands were beautiful and I couldn't imagine myself being anywhere but there, or with anyone else but him.
I really wanted everyone to feel as if they were walking into a fairy tale when they arrived at the wedding.
My own look was inspired by a Cinderella-esque look. My hair, being blonde already, was in a half-up style with lots of curls falling down onto my shoulders. My makeup was a very soft, natural and feminine look which added to the innocence and feel of the whole day. My dress, complete with a hoop-skirt, and sparkly studded shoes, which had to be really high to match up with my soon-to-be husband, were the perfect ensemble for the long day that awaited for us.
Now we couldn't leave the groom and his men looking just plain and simple, and of course, with men being men, they wanted in on the "fairy tale" action... but in a more manly way. In the end we opted for superhero inspired accents for their outfits instead of wings and glitter. These little touches also worked really well when it came to the photos as you can see.
We got married at The Forest Walk Wedding Venue in Glen Austin, Midrand (www.theforestwalkvenue.com)
Right behind their premises is The Orchards (www.theorchardsmidrand.co.za), where we all got ready and some friends and family spent the night after the wedding. Both venues were extremely accommodating and friendly and made us all, even some of the moodier bridesmaids, feel very welcomed and special.
Located centrally between Johannesburg and Pretoria in the heart of Glen Austin, lies this unique venue surrounded by beautiful forest surroundings and big gardens for your gue...
A rustic look with windmills... I love windmills and my favorite colour, Mint Green, was ever aware EVERYWHERE!
- Table Seating: Every blade of a big windmill we got made was a different table. This was made with the help of my loving brother who struggled for hours to get te font just to the right size to fit on the blades. ***Love you Berno!***
- Table Settings: The table centres were made with mini windmills and daisies, which all the grandmothers and mothers and old ladies who wanted to brag took home.
- Lighting was provided by DJ
Ds. Heinrich Carstens from NG Overkruin
Jennelee from Dreamon Photography
Jennelee was amazing at making everyone involved feel comfortable. She got the bridesmaids to make jokes to laugh naturally for pics as well as the groom and his men. She even had someone helping her with a drone to take a photo of the whole attendee list of the wedding, which I loved!
No, did everything myself, and some help of the bridesmaids and groomsmen......ok, ok... a lot of help from them.
We ligned up the candles ( in hand made hessian-lined 'glass-pockets') along the way myself and my party walked..which created a a beautifully lit passage that created a magnificent entrance for myself...
The food was prepared by the venue itself and the cake was made by a family friend.
Photographer helped with the design of our Invite. - Printed a photo with wording on sticker and stick to a wine bottle
Dance Lessons - No
Sound and Lighting and DJ - supplied by venue DJ, although Adriaan belongs to United DJ's
Deon Groot performed and wrote a song " eendag op n reen dag"